Monthly Archives: December 2011

Brief: Design a covering for pavement in one of the rooms in Villa dei Quintilli, a tourist route and buildings for archaeologists.

Covering design

The main concept was the provision of protection from rain coming usually from certain direction, and to design a light-weight, as if floating covering.

Model of covering:

Archaeologists’ shelters


Field trip to Rome to survey Villa dei Quintilli offered some opportunities for wandering around the city.

Rome is perhaps the best example of adaptive re-use. Buildings in historic centre are still used, re-modelled, refurbished. 



The stratification and historic layers are clearly visible, one of the best examples in the city being Crypta Balbi.